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UNIVERSITY 

HALL 
UBRARY 



VOL. XX 



MARCH, 1920 



NO. 8 



BROWN 
ALUMNI 
MONTHLY 



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SOME time ago a young business man in oneof 
the leading southern cities enrolled for the 
Institute's Modern Business Courseand Service. 

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neig'hborin<? state," ho said. "The Senator wrote 
me from Wasliintiton only a week ago urging me to 
enrol with the inbtitute. 

"My wife and the Alexander Hamilton Institute 
are the only two blessings that the Senator has ever 
recommended to me in unqualified terms." 

He is one of the many thousand young men 
who owe their business progress to the fact 
that some older man urged the importance of 
business training. 

The bigger the business, 
the more Institute men 

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VOL. XX 



PROVIDENCE, MARCH, 1920 



NO. 8 



THE NEW ALUMNI MANAGER 



Captain Norman Stanley Case, 
Brown '08, has been chosen by the 
officers of the Associated Alumni of 
Brown University as alumni mana- 
ger. His duties will be of varied 
character, but in general it may be 
said that he will do everything within 
his power to bring the graduates and 
former students of Brown into closer 
mutual contact and into closer rela- 
tionship also with the university. 

Captain Case's offices have already 
been established in rooms K and L at 
Rockefeller Hall, where he will be 
glad to perform any services for 
Brown men for which he may prop- 
erly be called upon. Among these 
may be suggested the securing of 
rooms at any time in Providence 
for alumni living out of town. 
All alumni are invited .without fur- 
ther notice to avail themselves of the 
facilities of his headquarters in 
Rockefeller Hall. These facilities in- 
clude writing materials, etc. The 
idea in general is to make the offices 
a clearing house for all Brown inter- 
ests. Captain Case will also make 
extensive trips through the United 
States for the purpose of establishing 
and coordinating alumni organiza- 
tions. 

That the Associated Alumni are 
fortunate in securing his services is 
suggested in the following biograph- 
ical summary of the new manager : 

Norman S. Case was born in Prov- 
idence, the son of John Warren and 
Louise Maria (White) Case, Oct. 11, 
1888. He attended the Providence 
public schools, was graduated from 
the Classical High School in 1904 
and spent the summer of that year 

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in travel in Europe. He received the 
degree of A. B. from Brown in 1908 
and of LL. B. from Boston University 
in 1912. 

While an undergraduate at Brown 
he was a member of Delta Upsilon; 
his class track team (1) (2) ; his 




CAPTAIN NORMAN S. CASE 



class swimming team (2) (3) ; the 
'Varsity swimming team (3) (4), 
and Sock and Buskin (3) (4). He 
was a Carpenter prize speaker (3) ; 
an associate editor of the Herald (3) 
(4) ; and a member of the member- 
ship committee of the Brown Union 
(3) (4) and chairman (4). 

The year of 1908-09 was spent in 
travel in the East — China, Japan, the 
Philippines, etc., in company with an 
uncle. Rev. Thomas S. Barbour, D. 



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D., '74. He entered the Harvard Law 
School in the fall of 1909, remained 
there two years, and was admitted to 
the Rhode Island bar in 1911, to the 
Massachusetts bar in 1912, and later 
to the Federal courts. He practised 
law in Providence with Livingston 
Ham, '94, 1913-15, and with Gardner, 
('77), Pirce ('92) and Thornley, 
('97), 1915-16. 

Having previously had a long mi- 
litia service in Massachusetts and 
Rhode Island, he was called into the 
Federal service and sent to Fort 
Bliss, El Paso, Tex., in June, 1916, as 
first lieutenant of Troop A, 1st 
Squadron Cavalry, R. I. N. G. He 
was discharged in November and re- 
turned to the practice of the law with 
Lyman and McDonnell ('91). 

Again he was called into the Fed- 
eral service, this time as captain of 
Troop A, July 25, 1917. With that 
organization he was transferred to 
. Co. A, 103d Machine Gun Battery, 
26th (Yankee) Division. 



He sailed for overseas Oct. 2, 1917, 
landing first at Liverpool and after- 
ward (Oct. 21) at La Havre, and re- 
mained with his company till Jan. 1, 
1918. He was successively judge ad- 
vocate, 26th Division; assistant pro- 
vost marshal. Services of Supply, and 
acting general staif officer, A. E. F., 
to July 2, 1919, sailing from Mar- 
seilles on that day and landing at 
New York July 17, 1919. Two days 
later he was honorably discharged. 

Captain Case was married, June 
28, 1916, to Miss Emma Louise Ar- 
nold of Bethel, Vt., and has one son, 
Norman S. Case, Jr., born July 8, 
1917. He served as a member of the 
Providence City Council from the 9th 
Ward, 1914-18, and is a member of 
the University Club, Society of May- 
flower Descendants, Cranston Street 
— Roger Williams Church, Rhode 
Island Historical Society, American 
Legion and Soldiers' Bonus Commis- 
sion of Rhode Island. 



OVER $1,500,000 FOR BROWN 



It was announced at the dinner 
given by the University at the Brown 
Union on Feb. 13 to a large number 
of friends, including members of the 
endowment committee, members of 
the Corporation and prominent busi- 
ness men of Rhode Island, that more 
than one-half of the $3,000,000 set 
as the minimum to be raised as an 
addition to Brown's resources was al- 
ready pledged. 

The following gifts make up the 
amount received at the date of the 
dinner: Stephen 0. Metcalf, $100,- 
000; Henry D. Sharpe, $200,000; 
Miss Ellen D. Sharpe, $50,000; Lou- 
isa and Jesse H. Metcalf, $250,000; 
Mrs. Mary D. Chafee, $50,000 ; Man- 
ton B. Metcalf, $100,000 ; Mrs. Louisa 
D. S. Metcalf, $35,000 ; William Gam- 



mell, $50,000; Samuel W. Smith, 
$25,000; John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 
$500,000 ; and other gifts and pledges 
totalling $156,155. The gift of $250,- 
000 from Louisa and Jesse H. Metcalf 
was specifically given towards the 
building and equipment of a new 
chemical laboratory. 

Three men prominent in Rhode 
Island industry, James R. MacColl, 
George H. Holmes and William L. 
Sweet, were the speakers of the even- 
ing. Henry D. Sharpe, '94, chairman 
of the movement, presided, and Pres- 
ident Faunce introduced the speakers. 

Mr. MacColl had as his general 
subject the obligations of the colleges 
and universities to the country, espe- 
cially in relation to business and the 
courses of general instruction that 



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147 



will fit men to meet these obligations. 
He declared : "Under the existing 
circumstances, it is natural that col- 
leges and universities should en- 
deavor to ascertain anew what their 
obligations are to their country, and 
also to business — using the word in 
the largest and broadest sense. The 
aim and purpose of every university 
must be to turn out cultured, well-ed- 
ucated graduates, men with faith and 
vision who love work and service and 
are eager to take a hand in the activ- 
ities and problems of life — in relation 
to business, successful and progress- 
ive, not mere money-makers, sympa- 
thetic with the worthy aspirations of 
the masses of the people, public-spir- 
ited citizens, patriots — not politi- 
cians." 



Mr. Holmes discussed the subject: 
"Brown University as an instrument 
in the educational equipment of the 
State, and the ways in which it may 
meet more fully the industrial re- 
quirements of Rhode Island and con- 
tiguous territory." 

Mr. Sweet took as his topic : "The 
service rendered by science. Its effect 
upon our general welfare. The re- 
sults that follow its encouragement." 

The dinner was well-attended and 
enthusiastic. Since it was held work 
on the endowment movement has 
gone steadily forward and consider- 
able additional pledges have been re- 
ceived. No doubt is felt of the entire 
success of the fund under the com- 
bined direction of Chairman Sharpe 
and Associate Chairman Bumpus. 



MIDWINTER REUNIONS 



THE DINNER AT BOSTON 
The 47th annual Sons of Brown 
reunion at Boston, on Feb. 3, was held 
at the City Club. About 250 were in 
attendance and the occasion was thor- 
oughly enjoyable. 

Officers for the ensuing year were 
elected as follows : President — Ar- 
thur W. Pinkham, '02 ; Vice Presi- 
dents — William Blodget, '71, Fred H. 
Williams, '77, Appleton P. Williams, 
'89, Leonard W. Cronkhite, '05; Ex- 
ecutive Committee — Harry K. Met- 
calf, '02, George B. Bullock, '05, Wil- 
liam P. Burnham, '07, G. Denny 
Moore, '10; F. Hartwell Greene, '15; 
Secretary — Homer N. Sweet, '07 ; 
Treasurer — William T. Pearson, '06; 
Delegates to Advisory Council (ap- 
pointed by president) — Fred T. Field, 
'00, George B. Bullock, '05. 

At the head of the tables sat Gover- 
nor Beeckman of Rhode Island, Pres- 
ident Faunce, Dr. W. W. Keen, '59, 
Dr. Hermon C. Bumpus, '84, Profes- 
sor Dallas Lore Sharpe, '95, Presi- 



dent-elect Arthur W. Pinkham, '02, 
Charles R. Adams, '84, Andrew J. 
Jennings, '72, Edmund Wood, '76, 
Charles W. Towne, '97. 

President Faunce spoke of the 
threatening decrease in public school 
teachers, and explained the endow- 
ment and development fund. 

Governor Beeckman, in an address 
in which he pledged $5,000 to the 
fund in a dual capacity as "dean of 
New England Governors and friend 
of Brown," urged the essential justice 
of increased salaries for educators. 
He said his intimacy with Brown be- 
gan when students stole ice cream 
from his doorstep and left this note: 
"We like your looks, so we left you 
one can, otherwise we would have ta- 
ken all four." The Governor praised 
the relations existing between the 
State and University as being excep- 
tionally close. 

Dr. W. W. Keen, '59, of Philadel- 
phia, the oldest Brown alumnus in 
active service during the recent war. 



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warned in strong terms against the 
possible annihilation of the teaching 
profession. 

"The educational situation is one of 
the most serious crises in the history 
of this country," declared Dr. Keen, 
"Are our children going to lack teach- 
ers simply because the latter could 
not get their living out of teaching?" 

Other speakers were Charles W. 
Towne, '97, who asked for "more 
Brown and less Bolshevism," and Ar- 
thur W. Pinkham, '02. President 
Hermon Gary Bumpus, '84, presided 
as toastmaster. The old Brown songs 
were sung with the old college zest, 
when Towne and John B. Archer led 
the way. Things started with a rush 
when a real "Brown" jazz orchestra 
let loose a lot of melody. 

But the real power which put the 
college songs across was the delega- 
tion of 12 from the University Glee 
Glub of Providence, led by John B. 
Archer. His cohorts included H. G. 
Clarke, Earl P. Perkins, C. P. Sisson, 
A. E. Corp, B. P. Raymond, E. G. 
Bixby, J. H. Cady, R. W. Dexter, F. 
0. Glapp and R. D. Kettner. 

"Shall Brown Go Marching On?" 
was the biggest song hit of the even- 
ing. It started out: "Our eyes have 
gazed in wonder at the unrewarded 
Prof., His output's getting bigger, 
but his income's falling off — "and 
likewise, "His brow is altitudinous 
and filled with matter gray. The only 
thing that's shameful is the matter 
of his Pay." 

Arthur W. Pinkham, '02, as Pres- 
ident-elect, emphasized the import- 
ance of a liberal education to the 
modern business man. He asked that 
alumni scattered throughout New 
England get in touch with Brown and 
the high schools. 

Capt. John D. Edgell, '64, who had 
attended 45 of the 46 annual reun- 
ions, was sent the heartiest greetings 
of the sons of Brown, in appreciation 



of his "unsurpassed" record of at- 
tendance. He was unable to be pres- 
ent through illness. William J. Batt, 
'55, was present. 

NEW YORK ALUMNI 

The fifty-second annual reunion 
and dinner of the Brown alumni in 
New York and vicinity was held with 
about 100 present at the Hotel Astor, 
Broadway and 44th street, on the ev- 
ening of Thursday, Feb. 5, a blizzard 
causing the small attendance. The 
speakers were President Faunce, 
Charles E. Hughes, '81, Joseph Buck- 
lin Bishop, '70, who is editing the let- 
ters of Theodore Roosevelt, and Dr. 
H. G. Bumpus, '84. 

President Faunce, who with Dr. 
Bumpus, did not arrive till 10 o'clock, 
spoke in his usual optimistic vein. 
Dr. Bumpus told of the endowment 
fund. Mr. Hughes gave a forceful 
and illuminating talk on the need of 
maintaining the teaching profession. 
Mr. Bishop's reminiscent address was 
delightful. A. B. Meacham was 
toastmaster. 

DR. FAUNCE EN TOUR 

During the mid-year recess, Presi- 
dent Faunce made a tour through the 
Middle West to meet Brown alumni 
gathered at reunions and dinners in 
the more important cities. He met 
the alumni of Western Pennsylvania 
at luncheon in Pittsburgh, addressed 
the City Club of Milwaukee, and at- 
tended a meeting of the Chicago 
alumni. An alumni luncheon was 
held in Detroit and the President's 
tour ended with his attendance at the 
alumni dinner in Boston. 

SPRINGFIELD ALUMNI 

On Feb. 18 the annual dinner of 
the Brown Alumni Association of 
Western Massachusetts occurred at 
the Bridgway Hotel in Springfield. 
Dr. Faunce was the principal speak- 



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149 



er. There was a rather small attend- 
ance — about 25, 

The other speakers were : Rev. Dr. 
Phillip S. Moxom, Rev. H. E. Thayer, 
F; P. Cobb, A. G. Gaylord and Wil- 
liam C. Giles. At the election of of- 
ficers preceding the dinner, the fol- 
lowing were chosen : President — 
William C. Giles of Spring-field; vice 
president — C. H. Hobson of Palmer; 
secretary and treasurer — H. F. Os- 
teyee of West Springfield; executive 
committee — Rev. H, E. Thayer of 
Springfield, F. P. Cobb of Chicopee 
and T. H. Kenworthy of Springfield. 

REUNION OF BROWN ENGINEERS 

On January 23, 1920, an enthusiastic 
crowd of Brown engineers gathered at the 
Hotel Bristol, New York city, for their sev- 
enth annual dinner. 

After enjoying the fine repast which the 
committee had provided, Professor A. E. 
Watson, acting as master of ceremonies, 
called upon a number of those present to 
report on their activities as Brown men, 
both inside the college and in practical 
outside work. Among those to speak were 
Professor W. H. Kenerson, Professor Syd- 
ney Wilmot and A. C. Chick, all of the en- 
gineering faculty, Richard Lamb, H. P. 
Quick, Frank E. Winsor, W. E. Farnham 
and George W. Davis. 

Following these talks the toastmaster 
called upon those present to give a brief 
account of themselves and their work. Af- 
ter a general informal social discussion the 
gathering broke up at a late hour. 



VOTE ON THE TREATY 

In a secret ballot taken by the under- 
graduates at Brown University on the 
League of Nations and the Peace Treaty, 
only 97 students out of 742 men voted in 
favor of ratification of the League and 
treaty without amendment or reservations. 
A great majority of the undergraduates fa- 
vored various reservations and compro- 
mises. Six propositions were submitted to 
the voters with the following results: 

Proposition I. I favor the ratification of 
the League and Treaty, without amend- 
ment or resei-vations. 97 votes. 

Proposition II. I am opposed to the rat- 
ification of the League and the Treaty in 
any form. 32 votes. 

Proposition III. I am in favor of the 
ratification of the Treaty and the League, 
but only with the specific reservations as 
voted by the majority of the Senate. 86 
votes. 



For the success of this reunion great 
credit is due to Harry D. Winsor, '09, who 
was in charge of the local arrangements. 

The following men were present: Rich- 
ard Lamb, '84, H. P. Quick, '87, A. E. Wat- 
son, '88, Frank E. Winsor, '91, W. H. Ken- 
erson, '96, W. E. Farnham, '99, Robert 
Forster, '03, H. S. Harding, '05, D. C. Eg- 
gleston, '05, S. R. Bellows, '07, G. W. Da- 
vis, '07, James Wilmot, '08, Sydney Wil- 
mot, '09, Harry D. Winsor, '09, F. A. 
Wightman, '09, W. G. Harrington, '11, C. 
M. Franklin, '11, F. W. Seagrave, '12, K. 
S. Bell, '12, H. A. Hennessey, '12, F. P. Da- 
vis, '13, H. F. Parker, '13, G. M. White, '17, 
A. C. Chick, '19. 

BROWN DINNER AT ALBANY 

The Brown University Alumni of Al- 
bany, N. Y., and vicinity held their annual 
dinner at the University Club, Albany, on 
the night of February 4. Albert O. Foster, 
'97, presided, and the speakers were Rev. 
E. W. Babcock, '74, HaiTy W. Hastings, 
'04, Harry E. Pratt, principal of the Albany 
High School, who received his master's de- 
gree from Brown in 1903, and Thomas B. 
Appleget, '17, executive secretary. Sixteen 
Brown men attended. Officers were elect- 
d as follows: President, HaiTy W. Hast- 
ings, '04; vice president. Rev. J. J. Beck- 
with, '04; secretaiy-treasurer, Preston H. 
Porcheron, '02; executive committee, Ar- 
thur G. Host, '98, Russell Hathaway, Jr., 
'97, and Morton C. Stewart, '94. 

CINCINNATI ALUMNI 

The recently elected officers of the Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, Brown Alumni Association 
are: 

President, John Davis Sage, '99; secre- 
tary, Thomas Michael Conroy, '19; treas- 
urer, Walter Dabney Phillips, '97. 



Proposition IV. I favor any compromise 
on the reservations which will make possi- 
ble immediate ratification of the Treaty and 
the League. 100 votes. 

Proposition V. I favor the Government 
proceeding to make peace with Gei-many at 
once and leaving the question of a League 
of Nations to be settled afterwards. 110 
votes. 

Proposition VI. I favor a compromise 
on the reservations of such a character as 
will avoid the danger of defeating ratifica- 
tion while still making clear that America 
can only be involved in war by a declara- 
tion of Congress, that domestic questions 
and the Monroe Doctrine are entirely out- 
side of the jurisdiction of the League, that 
plural votes of any member are all disqual- 
ified in the event of a dispute wherein we 
are disqualified from voting, and that on 
deciding to withdraw we are to be the judge 
of whether our obligations have been met. 
317 votes. 



IN HONOR OF TWENTY YEARS' SERVICE 



We have lately been reminded that 
the Monthly failed to print, last fall, 
any adequate account of the meeting 
at the Providence Art Club, Oct. 15, 
at which the Faculty and Corpora- 
tion presented President Faunce 
with a Vacheron and Constantin gold 
watch of the latest and finest model, 
suitably engraved, in honor of the 
completion of 20 years service as 
head of the University. Dr. Faunce 
assumed the presidency on Oct. 17, 
1899. 

In presenting the watch. Dean 
Randall said, in part: 

"It is characteristic of a great man 
who is rendering valuable service to 
his fellow men to be unconscious of 
his real worth and oblivious of the 
time wnich he has spent in service. 
He is not looking for rewards. He 
does not expect recognition and ap- 
preciation. His reward is with him 
in the consciousness that he is mak- 
ing good use of the talents given to 
him in the service of humanity. But 
the fact t|iat those who render us 
service are forgetful of their own 
value and the nature of the service 
which they are rendering does not 
excuse us from showing our appre- 
ciation of the work which they may 
be doing, 

"Mr. President, on account of the 
nearness of our offices in the Admin- 
istration Building, and on account of 
our common interest in University 
problems, we have been thrown for 
a number of years into very close re- 
lationship. We have spent many 
hours together in considering very 
perplexing problems, and we have 
shared the sorrows and the joys of 
the work which has been ours to do. 

"For this reason it gives me great 
pleasure to have this opportunity to 
speak for members of the Corpora- 



tion, the Administrative Officers, and 
my colleagues on the Faculty, in an 
attempt to show in some way our ap- 
preciation of the great service which 
you have rendered to this University, 
the community, and the college world 
during the past twenty years. 

"Let us run back for a little while 
to the period in the history of our 
college twenty years ago. When you 
were asked to take the helm of the 
old college, the weather conditions 
were not altogether satisfactory nor 
as promising as a cautious mariner 
might desire. There was not abso- 
lute unanimity of opinion on the part 
of the friends of the University as to 
what the future policy should be. 
You were called upon to succeed a 
man who had won his way into the 
hearts of hundreds of loyal support- 
ers of Brown University. There were 
few men who at that time dared to 
undertake the task, but when you re- 
ceived the call and you were sure 
that it was your duty to come to the 
rescue, you were not afraid. You 
did not count the cost, the sacrifices, 
or the risk, and it was no small risk 
which you took, for you had spent 
many years in preparation for one 
of the noblest professions open to 
men, and you had deservedly won a 
position which opened tremendous 
opportunities for service. You knew 
that if you gave up the position 
which you occupied and assumed the 
new duties here that you were sur- 
rendering for all time the opportuni- 
ties which had been yours — that un- 
less you could meet successfully the 
requirements of the new position a 
cloud would be thrown over your fu- 
ture. But that did not make you 
afraid. You came, and bravely un- 
dertook the task, and how well you 
have done the work we all know ! 
"It is impossible for us to make 
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any satisfactory return for the ser- 
vice which you have rendered. Re- 
wards for such service are not meas- 
ured out in material values, but they 
come in the plaudit, 'Well done, good 
and faithful servant.' We want, how- 
ever, to place in your hands some to- 
ken of our esteem, some expression 
of our appreciation for all you have 
done during these years for the good 
old college. We have selectd a little 
article which is a common gift, but 
which of its kind is as nearly perfect 
as we could secure. It is intended to 
mark time. It will remind you when 
the next decade comes around and 
3"ou are entitled to another anniver- 
sary celebration. It will tell you that 



there are but twenty-four hours in a 
day, and that a few of those hours 
should be taken for relaxation. It 
will tell you that your office hours 
are from twelve to one, and not from 
four A. M. until chapel, and from 
seven in the evening until twelve at 
midnight. It is very accurate in its 
movement, and you can depend upon 
it as implicitly as you can upon our 
loyalty, our cooperation, and our 
support. It will tell you tomorrow 
and in the days to come the exact 
minute in which the sun passes the 
meridian, but may it be many years 
before it will mark the time when 
you will have passed the meridian of 
your service." 



WOMEN'S COLLEGE NEWS AND VIEWS 



Alumnae Association Activities 

At the Christmas meeting of the 
Alumnae Association on December 
27, 1919, the following resolutions 
were adopted : 

Whereas : The Alumnae Associa-j 
tion of Brown University recognizes 
the pressing needs of the University 
for an endowment fund to provide 
adequate compensation for the teach- 
ing staff and others in the employ of 
the University, and. 

Whereas : It is the duty and pleas- 
ure of the Alumnae Association to 
further the interests of the Univer- 
sity in every way possible, therefore 

Be it resolved, that the Alumnae 
Association of Brown University 
hereby places its services at the dis- 
posal of the President and the Corpo- 
ration of Brown University for the 
raising of such an endowment fund. 

Alumnae Musical 

An alumnae musical will be held in 
Pembroke Hall, March 22, at 7.45 P. 
M. Miss Evangeline Larry is in 
charge of the program. 



Undergraduate Notes 

A branch society of the Intercol- 
legiate Menorah Association has been 
established at the Women's College 
for the study of Jewish history and 
ideals. The society is open to all stu- 
dents and will hold freuent meetings 
for discussion. The officers are as fol- 
lows : Sarah Crovitz, president ; Ce- 
lia Kaufman, secretary.; Mollie Ru- 
benstein, treasurer; Fannie Smith 
and Grace Shein, members of the ex- 
ecutive committee. 

Oh the afternoon of February 11 a 
basketball game was played in Sayles 
Gymnasium between the Class of 
1923 and the Lincoln School. The 
Freshmen of the Women's College 
won with a score of 20 to 10. After 
the game refreshments were served 
to the visiting team. 

There have been two parties at the 
dormitories this month. On the ev- 
ening of February 7 the annual 
Miller Hall dance was held. The 
guests were received by Mrs. Mari- 
etta B. Haskell and Miss Mary W. 



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Cushman, student house president. tine's eve. Dancing, games and 

The students living at Metcalf "stunts" were enjoyed by the girls, 

Hall entertained the students living who came to the party dressed as lit- 

at Miller Hall at a party on Valen- tie children. 



THE ATHLETIC BULLETIN 



Football Next Fall 

The plan to end the football season 
next fall with the Dartmouth contest 
is the result of considerable criticism 
during last fall of the so-called anti- 
climax game with Columbia at New 
York, after playing Dartmouth at 
Boston. The game was arranged as 
a feature for the New York alumni 
but was not a success, and this year 
arrangements were made to end the 
season with the most important 
game. 

It had been expected that the team 
would have to travel to Syracuse for 
a game with the Orange, as a two- 
year contract called for that game. 
However, Syracuse was prevailed 
upon to call off the contract, which 
simplified the Brunonian schedule. 
If the Syracuse game had been 
played, the schedule would have been 
practically as difficult as during the 
past season. 

The season opens with the usual 
game with Rhode Island State Col- 
lege, being followed by Amherst, 
which is similar to the schedules of 
three and four years ago. The Uni- 
versity of Maine is to be brought to 
Providence on Oct. 9, being booked as 
an attraction because that college 
won the State of Maine championship 
last fall, defeating Bowdoin, which 
held Brown to a 7 to score. Brown 
has its pre-war positions on the 
schedules of Yale and Harvard, play- 
ing the latter team the week before 
the Harvard- Yale game. In 1916, 
when Brown played these colleges on 
successive Saturdays, it won both 
games. 



The reason that only one big game 
has been scheduled at home is because 
of inadequate seating accommoda- 
tions at Andrews Field. The largest 
crowd that ever attended a game 
here was in 1916, when Brown played 
Colgate on Thanksgiving Day in a 
pouring rain. Extra stands were 
erected to aid in the accommodation 
of the 8000 spectators. In order to 
alleviate this difficulty, arrangements 
were made in the early winter of 
1916-1917 to raise enough money for 
a suitable stadium for all Brown ath- 
letics, but the war postponed the plan 
and nothing has been done since that 
time. 

INDOOR ATHLETICS 

Early in February Dr. Marvel announced 
the following schedule of indoor athletics: 

Track: Feb. 7 — B. A. A. meet at Bos- 
ton ; 14 — Novice meet with 'Varsity events ; 
21 — Three-event novice meet; 28 — 'Varsity 
meet; March 6 — Handicap meet; 13 — Fresh- 
man-Sophomore meet; 20 — Inter-fraternity 
relay races. 

Swimming: Feb. 12 — College of the City 
of New York at Pix)vidence; 20 — Spring- 
field Y. M. C. A. College at Providence; 
26 — Harvai'd at Providence; 28 — Wesleyan 
at Providence; March 5 — Boston University 
at Providence; 13 — New England intercol- 
legiates at Boston 

Wrestling: Feb. 7— Springfield Y. M. 
C. A. College at Providence; 12 — Columbia 
at New York; March 6 — Harvard at Cam- 
bridge; 19 — Yale at Providence. 

VICTORIES AND DEFEATS 

The Brown swimming team beat the team 
from the College of the City of New York 
41-12 in the Colgate Hoyt pool, Feb. 12. 
Captain Lawton showed the best form in 
the dives and Nichols the longest distance 
in the plunge. 

The Columbia University wrestling team 
defeated the grapplers from Brown Univer- 
sity at New York, Feb. 12, six bouts to one. 
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heavyweight class in which Aiinstrong 
threw Fargo of Columbia with a half -Nel- 
son and a leg hold in 7 minutes 50 seconds. 

Brown's wrestlers beat Springfield Y. M. 
C. A. at Providence, Feb. 7, 14-13. 

Dartmouth's relay team beat Brown at 
the B. A. A. meet in Boston, Feb. 7. 

Wesleyan beat Brown at basketball in 
Middletown, Feb. 7, 36-24. 

Brown beat M. I. T. at swimming, Feb. 
18, 29-24, at Providence. 

Tufts beat Brown at basketball at Col- 
lege Hill, Mass., Feb. 18, 23-17. 

In the New York Athletic Club meet, 
Feb. 21, James Sinclair, '20, won first place 
in the 16-pound shot put with a distance 
of 44 ft. 6 in., including handicap. There 
were 30 men in the contest, the scratch man 
being Pat McDonald, the Olympic cham- 
pion. 

Brown beat Tufts at basketball, Feb. 25, 
in Providence, 31-23. The home team 
showed great improvement over recent 
games. 

Brown's swimmers continued their un- 
beaten record of the season with a fourth 
consecutive victory, this time over Harvard, 
31-16, at the Colgate Hoyt Pool, Feb. 26. 

At the New England championship 
games in Mechanics Hall, Boston, Feb. 28, 
J. Mayo Williams of Brown won the 40- 
yard dash in 4 4-5 seconds. 

Brown had an easy victory over Worces- 
ter Tech in a relay race at the American 
Legion meet in Boston, Feb. 23. The Brown 
runners wei-e Cuddeback, W. C. Forstall, S. 
Forstall and E. M. Murphy. 

Yale's wrestlers won a hollow victory 
over the Brown team at the Lyman Gymna- 
sium, Feb. 24, 31-0. The scoi-e tells the 
story. 

The Brown Rifle Club held its first meet- 
ing of the new year in the smoking room 
of the Brown Union, Jan. 9. H. G. Hood, 
'20, is president. About 25 members were 
in attendance and Dr. Faunce and Profes- 
sor C. W. Brown gave short talks. 

BASEBALL BEGINS 

The baseball season started on Feb. 23, 
when 22 men reported to Coach Pattee 
for cage practice. 

The battery candidates had been practis- 
ing some time longer. They are: Brisk, 
Haddleton, Hall, Eteson, Kneeland, Bleak- 
ney, Thorndyke, Elmendorf, Wardwell, 
Bjorklund, Fuller, Leddy, Brown, Hill, Den- 
man, Claflin, Dennison, Knight, Gross, 
Brown, and Brady. 

The following are the men who reported 
to Capt. Coulter on Feb. 23: Pitchers: 
Bjorkluhd, '21, C. C. Hill, Sp., R. C. Knight, 
'21, R. Fuller, '21; catchers: A. H. Ward- 
well, '22, W. E. Kneeland, '23; first: J. F. 
Connelly, '23, R. H. Greene, '22, Adams, '20, 
W. Campbell, '21; short stop: E. A. Bjork- 
lund, '22, G. T. Dana, '23, M. A. Tinker, '23, 
J. J. Cutler, '23, Oden, '21; third: R. G. 



Bleakney, '23; outfield: R. D. Standish, '21, 
B. F. Oxnard, '22, R. Larkin, '21, F. C. 
Sutherland, '22, A. B. Moody, '22. 

Coach Pattee will have to select five men 
from this list to fill the shoes of the five 
first-string men lost by graduation last 
June. The five men lost were: J. H. Weeks, 
E. S. Porter, E. E. Nelson, T. W. HaJl and 
O. W. Erickson. These men held the four 
infield positions of catcher, first base, short 
stop, and third base, as well as one outfield 
position. 

BROWN BASEBALL SCHEDULE 

April 10 — Rhode Island State, Providence. 

April 14 — Connecticut State, Providence. 

April 17 — Amherst, Providence. 

April 21 — Bowdoin, Providence. 

April 24 — Holy Cross, Providence. 

April 28 — Rhode Island State, Kingston. 

May 1 — Wesleyan, Providence. 

May 5 — Pending. 

May 8 — Yale, New Haven. 

May 12 — Dartmouth, Hanover. 

May 15 — Columbia, Providence. 

May 18 — Colby, Providence. 

May 19 — Holy Cross, Worcester. 

May 22 — Dartmouth, Providence. 

May 26 — Bates, Providence. 

May 29 — Hai-vard, Cambridge. 

May 31 — Harvard, Providence. 

June 5 — N. H. State, Providence. 

June 12 — Amherst, Amherst. 

June 16 — Yale, Providence. 



A MEDAL FROM FRANCE 

President Faunce has received a bronze 
medal struck off by the University of Paris, 
France, in commemoration of the service 
rendered by teachers and students in the 
allied universities in the war, and as a 
token of friendly allegiance between the 
educators of France and the United States. 

The medal, which is four inches in diam- 
eter, shows, on one side, a bas relief of a 
courtyard in the University of Paris, and, 
on the other, a representation of science, 
a female figure bearing a book in one hand 
and a sword in the other. The letter of 
bestowal, which accompanied the medal, is 
signed by M. Poincare, President of France, 
and Vice Recteur of the University of 
Paris. The letter reads: 

"The University of Paris has caused to 
be struck off in memory of the war a medal 
which represents science in the sei'vice of 
right, and which recalls the services ren- 
dered by her teachers and students, not 
only on the field of battle but in the quiet- 
ness of the study or of the laboratory. It 
is particularly agreeable to her to have thus 
the occasion to thank Brown University 
for the brilliant part which her professors 
and students have taken in the common 
victory. She urges you to be kind enough 
to consider this medal as a testimony of 
their fraternal friendship." 



BROWN UNIVERSITY 



1764—1914 



Of old she sat uplift, alone, 
Afar from mart and street, 

Broad grassy fields around her 
spread. 
The village at her feet. 

The sons of men climbed up the 
height. 

And donned the scholar's gown ; 
Drank of the Past from out her cup, 

Then to their toil went down. 

Now at her gates the city's tides 
Incessant throb and thrill ; 

A thousand homes press close around, 
Cars pierce her tunnelled hill. 

The sons of men throng to her halls. 
And seek the varied lore 



Of Past and Present, Science, Art, 
An ever-growing store. 

Yet still she sits uplift, alone. 

And hath a green retreat. 
Where old elms whisper round her 
walls 

And lure from mart and street. 

Amidst the hum and shock of men, 
The lust for power and gold, 

She fills the soul with finer things, 
As in the days of old. 

God grant that in the days to come. 
When all now quick are dust, 

She so may teach her future sons, 
True to her ancient trust. 

W. C. B. 



NOTES OF CAMPUS AND CLASSROOM 



A general committee has been 
chosen to have charge of the fund 
now being raised for the further en- 
dowment and development of Brown 
University. The members of this 
committee are: 

F. Wayland Ayer, Philadelphia; Iia Bar- 
rows, New York; Alfred C. Bedford, New 
York; R. Livingston Beeckman, Provi- 
dence; Francis H. Brownell, New York; 
George B. Bullock, Boston; Hermon C. 
Bumpus, Boston; G. Edward Buxton, Jr., 
Providence; Zechariah Chafee, Providence; 
Arnold B. Chace, Providence; Clarkson A. 
Collins, Jr., New York; Samuel P. Colt, 
Bristol; Richard B. Comstock, Providence; 
Paul C. DeWolf, Providence; W. H. P. 
Faunce, Providence; Charles B. Fernald, 
Upper Montclair; Fred T. Field, Boston; 
William Gammell, Providence; George A. 
Gaskill, Worcester; R. H. I. Goddard, Prov- 
idence; Edwin F. Greene, Boston; Theo- 
dore Francis Green, Providence; Colgate 
Hoyt, New York; Charles E. Hughes, New 
York; Richard R. Hunter, New York; No- 
ble B. Judah, Chicago ; William W. Keen, 
Philadelphia; William V. Kellen, Boston; 
C. Prescott Knight, Providence; Webster 
Knight, Providence; Wilfred C. Leland, 
Detroit; William E. Lincoln, Pittsburgh; 
Henry F. Lippitt, Providence; Edgar L. 
Marston, New York; Frank W. Matteson, 



Providence; Thomas F. L McDonnell, 
Providence; Alfred B. Meacham, New 
York; Jesse H. Metcalf, Providence; Man- 
ton B. Metcalf, New York; Stephen O. 
Metcalf, Providence; Charles L. Nichols, 
Worcester; Samuel M. Nicholson, Provi- 
dence; Samuel H. Ordway, New York; 
Frederick S. Peck, Providence; Arthur W. 
Pinkham, Lynn; Henry K. Porter, Wash- 
ington; Alfred K. Potter, Providence; Her- 
bert H. Rice, Detroit; John D. Rockefeller, 
Jr., New York; John D. Sage, Cincinnati; 
Samuel W. Smith, Cincinnati; Elmer T. 
Stevens, Chicago; Henry D. Sharpe, Prov- 
idence; Cornelius S. Sweetland, Provi- 
dence; Charles W. Towne, New York; Ed- 
mund Wood, New Bedford; Walter C. 
Wyckoff, New York. 

FOR BROWN IN CHINA 

The Brown students who went to the 
great Volunteer Convention at Des Moines, 
Iowa, have had two meetings of the entire 
delegation — eleven men and three women 
from Pembroke — since their return. They 
have also taken charge of one chapel ser- 
vice and have written a number of articles 
in the Brown Daily Herald. 

These students have taken for their par- 
ticular task the advocacy of the plan for a 
"Brown in China," making the centre of the 
movement Professor Daniel H. Kulp, 
Brown, 1913, who is already a professor of 
sociology at Shanghai College. Brown 



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undergraduates formerly supported a mis- 
sionary in Burma, the late Dr. J. H. Ran- 
dall, but since his return there has been 
no district missionary work conducted by 
the University. It is now proposed to ask 
both alumni and undergraduates to stand 
behind the remarkable work that has been 
started by Professor Kulp. In addition to 



the courses in sociology which Mr. Kulp 
has established, he has organized a social 
settlement among the factory operatives in 
a great manufacturing region near the col- 
lege. This settlement already has a budget 
of $13,000 a year and is entirely self-sup- 
porting. 



ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ADVISORY BOARD 



The annual meeting of the Advis- 
ory Board of the Associated Alumni 
was held at the University Club, 
Providence, on the evening of March 
2nd, preceded by a dinner at the club, 
at which twenty-five members were 
present. 

E. O. Stanley, '76, was re-elected 
chairman, and C. A. Collins, Jr., 
'08, was re-elected secretary of the 
board for the ensuing year. President 
Faunce spoke briefly in regard to 
the occasion for the meeting and the 
reorganization of the Association and 
outlined some matters which he be- 
lieved called for the attention and 
assistance of the alumni. Dr. Bum- 
pus also told of the progress of the 
endowment and development fund 
and outlined ways in which the indi- 
vidual alumni could be of assistance 
in the raising of the sum desired. 

The Chairman announced that in 
accordance with the by-laws he had 
•appointed a committee on commit- 
tees, and read their nominations for 
the standing committees of the 
association, and they were elected. 
The Executive Committee reported, 
through its officers, that the Associ- 
ated Alumni had now 1132 due-pay- 
ing members, that offices had been 
obtained in the Brown Union and 
that Captain Norman S. Case, '08, 
had been secured as alumni manager, 
that the offices were open and that 
Captain Case was there to serve and 
be of assistance to the alumni in any 
way within his power. Further, the 



University has transferred to the 
care and keeping of the Association 
the alumni records, and active con- 
tact has been established with 
alumni in all parts of the country, 
and the Association in its new form 
is fully under way. 

Various matters were taken up for 
discussion. Nominations were made 
for the Congregational and Episcopal 
vacancies now existing, and the 
names of those nominated will be 
published later upon assurance from 
the gentlemen named that they will 
be candidates. 

Among the interesting topics dis- 
cussed were: the Musical Club trips 
and guarantees, and also the ques- 
tion of the time and place of meeting, 
of an Alumni Day separate and apart 
from the Commencement activities, 
of proper advertisement of the col- 
lege, of the specific duties of the 
alumni manager, of the re-organiza- 
tion of the alumni clubs throughout 
the country, and of how the alumni 
might best be of assistance in co-op- 
erating with the committee charged 
with the raising of the endowment 
and development fund. 

The next morning the board met in 
Rockefeller Hall, at the offices of the 
Associated Alumni, and disposed of 
the reports of committees, listened to 
the report of the Loyalty Fund, given 
by T. P. Appleget, '17, and completed 
its programme of business. The 
meeting then adjourned and the 
members of the board attended the 
various exercises of Visiting Day. 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 

Published for the Graduates of Brown Uni- 
versity by the Brown Alumni Magazine Co. 

Robert P. Brown, Treas., Providence, R. I. 

ADVISORY BOARD 
William W. Keen, '59, Philadelphia. 
Henry K. Porter, '60, Pittsburgh. 
Francis Lawton, '69, New York. 
Robert P. Brown, '71, Providence. 
William V. Kellen, '72, Boston. 
William E. Foster, '73, Providence. 
Zechariah Chafee, '80, Providence. 
Joseph N. Ashton, '91, Andover. 
William R. Dorman, '92, New York. 
George A. Gaskill, '98, Worcester. 

Henry R. Palmer, Editor 

Clinton H. Currier, Business Manager 

Elizabeth W. Whitman, 
Women's College Correspondent 

Business Office, Brown University 

Subscription, $1.00 a year. Single Copies, 
10 cents. 

There is no issue during August and Sep- 
tember. 

Entered at the Providence post-office as 
second-class matter. 

The management of the magazine will 
not hold itself responsible for any failure 
of delivery where the subscriber has not 
promptly notified it of his change of ad- 
dress. The old as well as the new address 
should be given. 

The Business Manager wishes to say that 
ordinarily new subscriptions begin with the 
current number. If any new subscriber 
wishes back numbers, they will be supplied 
so far as possible, if he will specify which 
ones he wants. 

MARCH, 1920 



THE ADVISORY BOARD 

One cannot attend the annual ses- 
sions of the Advisory Board of the 
Associated Alumni without being 
convinced of the desirability of elect- 
ing members of this useful body for 
more than one year. 

There are a considerable number 
of members who have now attended 
so many of the meetings that they 
possess a special and invaluable 
knowledge of the problems to be 



treated. They are veteran legislators 
whom we should make every effort to 
retain indefinitely upon the board. 

As an offset to the possible danger 
of getting the board into ruts through 
the long continued service of mem- 
bers, the Alumni Monthly would be 
glad to see every alumni association, 
large and small, entitled to at least 
two members, one of whom should be 
a newcomer on the board. In this 
way the efficiency of the board would 
or should register at nearly one hun- 
dred per cent. 

No fear need be felt of making the 
Advisory Board numerically un- 
wieldy. Personally we should like to 
see an annual attendance of fifty in- 
stead of twenty-five or thirty. It 
would do the college good — and the 
members of the board good, too. 



THE ENDOWMENT FUND 

The endowment and development 
fund is more than half way to the 
three-million minimum. 

We know that we echo the sincere 
and hearty feelings of every friend 
of Brown when we express thus pub- 
licly our deep gratitude to the gen- 
erous men and women whose names 
were announced on the list of donors 
at the dinner in the Brown Union on 
February thirteenth. 

Their liberal gifts will bear fruit 
in the quickening of innumerable hu- 
man minds and spirits in the far 
years to come. 



TWO CORRECTIONS 

Edward A. C. Murphy, not his brother, 
R. C. Murphy, is headmaster of Unquowa 
School, Bridgeport, Conn. 

Preston F. Arnold is not and has not 
been connected with the Travelers Insur- 
ance Company, but has been teaching in the 
Hartford, Conn., Public High School. He 
has resigned to enter the training school 
of the Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance 
Company. 



UNIVERSITY INTERESTS 



The Connecticut Club held its first meet- 
ing of the year on Feb. 26. 

R. H. Nichols, '20, as manager for the 
Cammarian Club, has opened a new college 
dining room in the Brown Union. The late 
of board is six dollars a week for two meals 
a day and dinner on Sunday. 

The Junior Week dates will be May 13, 
14 and 15. 

A triangular debating match will be held 
by Brown, Dartmouth and Williams on 
March 26. The league has been revived 
after three years of inactivity. 

F. E. Schoeneweiss has been elected 
chairman of the class day committee. 

On Feb. 18 in Manning Hall Mrs. Ken- 
neth Brown delivered a lecture on "Ex- 
King Constantine and Venizelos." Mrs. 



Brown, who was Miss Demetra Vaka, is a 
native of Constantinople. 

Edwax-d L. Fielding, a member of the 
Sophomore class and of Beta Theta Pi, 
died of double pneumonia at the City Hos- 
pital, Feb. 24. He was a son of Mr. and 
Mrs. E. M. Fielding of Dorchester, Mass., 
and was 20 years old. 

The Durfee High School (Fall River) 
Club met at the D. K. E. house on March 1. 

The Brown Chess Club has been reor- 
ganized with F. G. Brown president, M. H. 
Cannell vice president, R. W. Copeland 
secretary-treasurer, C. M. Eddy assistant 
secretary-treasurer. 

The Student Volunteer Convention at 
Des Moines, Iowa, under the leadership of 
John R. Mott was attended by 12 Brown 
delegates. 



BRUNONIANS FAR AND NEAR 



FACULTY 



Professor and Mrs. A. E. Rand announce 
the birth of a son, Albert Tyler Rand, on 
Jan. 25, 1920. 

Professor Frederick Slocum addressed 
the University Club of Providence, Jan. 31, 
on "The Call of the Sea." 

Professor Gorham has been elected first 
vice president of the Rhode Island Tuber- 
culosis Association on retiring from the 
presidency. 



ALUMNI 



1855 



Hon. Augustus O. Bourn, ex-Governor 
of Rhode Island, is spending the month of 
March at the Calhoun Mansion, Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

1862 

Lyman B. Goff of Pawtucket has been 
appointed by Chairman Hays of the Re- 
publican National Committee a member of 
the advisory commitee on policies and plat- 
forms. 

1866 

The name of Professor Bray in our last 
issue should have been Charles Durlin 
Bray. He was professor emeritus at Tufts 
College and died five days after his wife 
passed away. They are sui-vived by five 
children: Mrs. Herbert Hill, Mrs. Justin 
Grant, Mrs. Charles Henty, Miss Bertha 
Bray and Compton Bray. 
1871 

Rev. Charles C. Luther resigned the pas- 
torate of the Baptist Church at Old Bridge, 
N. J., Jan. 25, and, at the age of 73 years. 



retires from active service, two-thirds of 
them spent as a successful evangelist, both 
as preacher and singer, composing both 
words and music of many gospel songs; 
and spending the later years helping small 
and weak churches in Connecticut and New 
Jersey, some threatened with extinction, to 
make a new start. With his wife, Mr. Lu- 
ther has moved to Farmingdale, N. Y. 
(Long Island), where they will make their 
home with their youngest daughter. 
1876 
Webster Knight has been elected presi- 
dent of the Homoeopathic Hospital of 
Rhode Island. 

1878 
Hon. Elon Rouse Brown, for many years 
Republican leader of the New York State 
Senate, has been assisting the judiciary 
committee of the New York State Assembly 
as one of the counsel presenting the case 
against the five suspended Socialist Assem- 
blymen. 

Edward Davis Jones, one of the founders 
of the Wall Street Journal, died Feb. 16, 
1920, at his home, 16 West Sixty-eighth 
St., New York, of hemorrhage of the brain. 
Apparently in the best of health Mr. Jones 
suffered a fainting spell on the preceding- 
evening. He rallied quickly, however, and 
nothing more was thought of the illness 
until the next morning, when Mrs. Jones 
was awakened by her husband gasping for 
breath. He died before a physician could 
arrive. Mr. Jones was born in Worcester, 
Mass., October 7, 1856, graduated from 
Worcester Academy and entered Brown 
University with the class of 1878. After 
three years at college he took a position 
with the Providence Journal as dramatic 
critic, and later became part owner of the 



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Providence Dispatch. He sold out his in- 
terest in that newspaper in 1881 and went 
to New York to found with Charles H. 
Dow, another New Englander, the finan- 
cial news concern of Dow, Jones & Co. 
From his introduction to the financial dis- 
trict and during his association with Mr. 
Dow he fought for publicity of the finan- 
cial statements of large corporations. His 
financial bulletins grew in the course of 
time to be the founding of the Wall Street 
Journal. Mr. Jones was attracted to James 
R. Keene at the time the latter was enjoy- 
ing his heyday in Wall street; then later, 
after severing his connection with Dow, 
Jones & Co., he became associated with 
John H. Davis & Co. as financial advisor 
and statistician. He had recently served 
in a similar capacity with Tate & Hays. 
During the last five years Mr. Jones con- 
ducted a financial column in the Daily 
News Record, in which his quick analysis 
and keen insight into financial affairs serv- 
ed a wide circle. He was an authority 
on railroad financing, had travelled widely 
and knew many prominent railroad men. 
He also was an intimate friend of the late 
Cyrus Townsend Brady, with whom he had 
planned to spend his declining years as a 
near neighbor. Mr. Brady's recent death 
is known to have been a great shock to 
him. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife 
and one son. He was a brother of Preston 
D. Jones, '69, and an uncle of J. D. E. 
Jones, '93, Frederick W. Jones, '96, and 
Preston D .Jones, '07. 
1879 
Edward F. Ely died at his home, 36 Pros- 
pect street, opposite the college campus, 
on Sunday morning, Feb. 8, 1920, of pneu- 
monia. He was born in this city Feb. 12, 
1858. He came of sturdy New England 
stock on both sides. He was a son of Dr. 
James Witchell Coleman Ely, '42, and Su- 
san (Backus) Ely. Dr. Ely was a native 
of Windsor, Vt., and was a graduate not 
only of Brown but of the Harvard Medical 
School. He began practice in Providence 
and soon became recognized as one of the 
prominent physicians of the city. His eld- 
est son, Joseph Cady Ely, '70, was for years 
a prominent attorney in this city, having 
been admitted to the Rhode Island bar in 
1872. Edward F. Ely was graduated from 
Brown in 1879 and from the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology in 1882.. He be- 
gan the study of architecture in the office 
of Stone & Carpenter in this city. In 
1882-3 he was assistant in the department 
of applied mechanics and 1883-5 instructor 
in architecture at the Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology. Until 1888 he was in 
the employ of well-known Boston archi- 
tects. During that year he removed to New 
York city, where he remained until 1895, 
when he located in Providence, becoming 
a member of the firm of Hpppin & Ely, 
from which he withdrew in 1907. Since 
then he had not been in active practice. 



In 1907 he was elected chairman of the 
Board of Park Commissioners, an office 
which he held continuously until the time 
of his death. He was ex-oificio a member 
of the Metropolitan Park Commission and 
was for some time its chairman. Last year, 
when the original Metropolitan Park Com- 
mission was abolished and a new body or- 
ganized under the same name, Mr. Ely was 
retained on the board because of his ex- 
ceptional knowledge of public parks. He 
also served on the City Board of Recrea- 
tion, becoming a member because of his of- 
fice as chairman of the Board of Park 
Commissioners. In 1904, Mr. Ely was el- 
ected president of the Rhode Island Chap- 
ter, American Institute of Architects. He 
was identified with many societies and clubs, 
among them the Hope, Providence Art and 
Agawam Hunt Clubs and the Squantum 
Association. He was a member of the Uni- 
versity Club of New York and the Tech- 
nology Club of Boston. The only imme- 
diate surviving relatives of Mr. Ely are his 
sister-in-law, Mrs. Joseph C. Ely, and a 
niece, Miss Ruth Ely, of 94 Waterman 
street. 

1882 
The Providence Tribune, of which F. N. 
Luther, '84, is editor, said on Feb. 13: 
"Writing about Lincoln yesterday a New 
York paper aptly quoted a line of Sam 
Walter Foss's poetry, "Bring me men to 
match my mountains." The line. Brown 
University men of Mr. Foss's time will re- 
call, is from his Class Day poem, read in 
June, 1882, in Sayles Hall. Only one other 
Brown Class Day poem has now any place 
at all in lasting literature, John Hay's in 
1858, a single passag'e in which is sometimes 
quoted. The paucity of this record is, how- 
ever, not unnatural. American college boys 
of scarcely more than two score years are 
not expectd to write poetry that long out- 
lives its first summer even in the memory 
of friends; and few, if any, colleges have 
as good a record as Brown in this respect — 
or, to consider another class of genius, in 
the production of professional baselaall 
players, of whom she has graduated far 
more than she has of poets." 

1885 
Arthur P. Sumner, speaker of the Rhode 
Island House of Representatives, has been 
elected a judge of the Superior Court of the 
State. He was born in Providence on April 
8, 1862, and received his elementary educa- 
tion in the Providence schools. He was 
graduated from Brown University with a 
degree of A. B. in the class of 1885. Upon 
leaving college he took up the study of law 
in the office of Edwin Metcalf and Walter 
F. Angell, '80, in this city. He was ad- 
mitted to the Rhode Island Bar in 1888 and 
has practiced law since that time. In con- 
nection with his practice he was standing- 
master in chancery and register in insol- 
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was first elected as a member of the House 
from the Second Representative District of 
Providence in January, 1912, and has serv- 
ed continuously since that time. He was 
on the judiciary committee and part of the 
time its chairman, up to January, last year, 
when he was elected speaker of the House. 
Judge-elect Sumner is a member of the 
Rhode Island Bar Association, the Univer- 
sity Club, the A. E. Club and the Rhode 
Island Historical Society, and was, last 
year, president of the Rhode Island Sons of 
the American Revolution. 
1887 

Louis Franklin Snow, fonnerly of the 
University of the Philippines at Manila, is 
associate professor of English at the Uni- 
versity of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. 
1889 

George P. Grant, Jr., is general manager 
of the Grant Yarn Co., and the Fitchburg 
Yarn Co., Fitchburg, Mass. Mr. Grant suf- 
fered the misfortune of losing his house at 
Lunenburg by fire a few weeks ago. 
1890 

Walter A. Presbrey has been reelected 
chairman of the Providence Police Commis- 
sion. 

J. Benton Porter, ship propulsion special- 
ist, announces that he has been transferred 
from the Philadelphia office to the New 
Yoi'k oifice of the General Electric Co., 
Equitable Building, 120 Broadway. 
1892 

Rev. P. S. Moxom, hon. '92, pastor emer- 
itus of the South Congregational Church, 
Springfield, Mass., has been appointed to 
the chair of Old Testament teaching in the 
Springfield Y. M. C. A. College. 

William Chauncy Langdon has issued: 
"Foundation Day Ceremonial for Indiana 
University." It is a pamphlet of eleven 
pages, including three pages of music. 
1893 

Edward H. Weeks, general manager of 
the Old Colony Cooperative Bank of Prov- 
idence, spoke on cooperative banking be- 
fore the Providence Kiwanis Club on Feb. 
18. 

1894 

Colonel H. Anthony Dyer of Providence 
is a public speaker of equal vigor and 
grace. Of one of his recent talks, the Civic 
League Bulletin of Newport says: Those 
who were present at the Art Association's 
New Year's reception on January first en- 
joyed a most delightful talk by Colonel 
Anthony Dyer, on "Some Picturesque Cor- 
ners of Rhode Island." Colonel Dyer, who 
is no stranger to the Art Association, has 
the gift of making his audience see, as he 
does, the charm and dignity of old New 
England homesteads, so tucked away in 
remote nooks of an unfrequented part of 
the country as altogether to have escaped 
the changes which modern times bring. 



The old South County, beloved of writer 
and artist, contains many such, and here 
Colonel Dyer has spent long days, lovingly 
transcribing the gracious lines of old gam- 
brel roofs, unchanged since the "Good old 
colony times, when we lived under the 
King;" or attempting to reproduce the col- 
ors of an ancient door, painted red seventy- 
five years ago and white fifty years ago and 
perhaps one or two other shades in be- 
tween. Colonel Dyer drew an amusing- 
picture of his incursions into unfamiliar 
dooryards, armed with a package of sweets 
for the lady of the house, or smoking ma- 
terial for the men; for, as he says, he does 
not like to intrude himself, where his pres- 
ence may interfere with the "chores," with- 
out some small offering. "The dog doesn't 
like it, and the cat doesn't like it, and I'm 
not sure the owner always likes it." He 
told of one of these old farmers coming to 
watch him "mark it out," and of how the 
unfamiliar things gained a new value in his 
eyes, as the artist showed him how the his- 
tory of a century of wind and weather was 
all recorded in his ancient dwelling. It is 
much to be regretted that a too apprecia- 
tive public has snapped up all the sketches 
of old Narragansett scenes that Colonel 
Dyer had planned to show. However, I 
think his Art Association audience feel as 
if they had seen them — so thoroughly were 
they transferred in fancy to the county that 
he describes. The sagging old roofs, the 
picturesque grouping of farm buildings, the 
masses of blush roses covering ancient 
porches — we could see them all. 

1895 

Edward Armington Sammis died at his 
home in Stamford, Conn., Nov. 28, 1919, 
after an illness of two months. He was 
born in Providence in 1872, and was grad- 
uated from Brown in 1895 with the degree 
of Ph.B. Almost immediately after gradu- 
ation, he taught in what was then the 
Johnston High School, now merged with 
the Providence High School. After a ser- 
vice of one year in the Johnston school, 
Mr. Sammis went to Stamford, in Septem- 
ber, 1896, and began the work of develop- 
ing the commercial department of the high 
school. During the summer of 1897, he at- 
tended the Rochester Business Institute, 
and he was at the Phonographic Institute 
in Cincinnati during the summer of 1898. 
The latter institution awarded him a certifi- 
cate as an advanced teacher of phonogra- 
phy. In the year 1902, Mr. Sammis was 
appointed vice-principal of the high school, 
a position which he held until his death. 
Mr. Sammis was a pioneer in the work of 
commercial high schools, and his advice was 
frequently sought by experts in his own 
and other States. As soon as Mr. Sammis 
went to Stamford, he became identified with 
St. John's Church. For sixteen years he 
was assistant treasurer, and during the year 
before his death he sei-ved as treasui'er of 
the church. He was also a member of the 



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vestry. Mr. Sammis was active in Ma- 
sonry, being a member of the Blue 
Lodge, Royal Arch Chapter, Council and 
Knight Templar Commandery. For many 
years he was an active member of the 
Stamford Teachers' Association, having 
served as its president and as secretary. 
He was at one time president of the Fair- 
field County Teachers' Round Table. He 
leaves a widow and two children. Out of 
respect to the memory of Mr. Sammis, the 
high school was closed on the day of his 
funeral by order of the school committee. 
The Stamford Daily Advocate says: "Mr. 
Sammis filled so large a sphere of useful- 
ness that his death must be regarded as a 
serious loss to the whole community. He 
was known to most people as vice-principal 
of the high school and head of the commer- 
cial department, which, under his direction, 
was advanced to a state of efficiency that 
gave it a superior standing in the educa- 
tional world. Mr. Sammis took his work 
as an educator seriously. Always a student, 
deeply interested in everything that per- 
tained to the schools, he was noted espe- 
cially for the painstaking manner in which 
he treated every detail of whatever work 
he undertook, whether in the school or else- 
where. He believed in accuracy and order 
in everything, and his example has been 
an inspiration to all who were brought in 
contact with him. As a teacher he was 
thorough and conscientious. His character 
no less than his ability made a deep im- 
pression upon his pupils and his friends. 
When he entered upon the vocation of a 
teacher, he determined to make it the work 
of his life, and he brought to it the train- 
ing, enthusiasm and earnestness that made 
it eff'ective. Every good undertaking in 
the high school had his cordial support, and 
he will be remembered as one who was al- 
ways willing to work, to do more than 
could fairly be considered his share. He 
had the esteem of every one of the teachers 
and students in the school. Many of the 
latter were placed in positions through his 
influence. A recommendation from Mr. 
Sammis was always valued. It was known 
that he could not be swerved from the 
truth. As principal of the public evening 
school for several years, he rendered ser- 
vice of great value. The manner in which 
the accounts of St. John's parish were kept, 
and especially the care and completeness 
shown in preparation of the annual reports, 
received recognition from the diocese. 
Some of his annual reports were exhibited 
at diocesan conventions, as a specimen of 
what might be done by a parish treasurer. 
But it would be difficult to find a man who, 
however willing he might be, could put an 
annual report in such form as those of Mr. 
Sammis, whose typewritten pages, neatly 
bound, would at once win the admiration 
of any one capable of appreciating neat 
and artistic work. . . . Mr. Sammis was a 
sincere man. There was no hypocrisy in 



his religion; there was no sham in his life. 
He was kind, considerate and charitable. 
He set a splendid example as an industrious 
worker. He was devoted to his family, 
true to his friends, loyal to his school, faith- 
ful to every trust committed to him." 

1896 

The Union College Alumni Monthly says: 
Dr. Stewart A. McComber (Brown '96), 
lately professor of physiology and director 
of physical training at Union College, died 
of cerebrospinal meningitis at Neuilly, 
France, on Wednesday, November 5, 1919. 
He was taken ill the Saturday preceding. 
Dr. McComber resigned his professorship 
at Union at the end of the college year, 
1917-1918, to enter the war service of the 
Young Men's Christian Association. He 
was assigned to service in France, where 
he was one of the eight directors appoint- 
ed to conduct schools for the training of 
French schoolmasters in American sports, 
which the French Department of War de- 
sired to have introduced. He was put in 
charge of the large school at Montpellier, 
where his direction was so brilliantly suc- 
cessful that he was appointed to succeed 
Mr. Carpenter as head director of all the 
work when Mr. Carpenter returned to 
America. Dr. McComber thus became the 
guiding spirit of the great movement, now 
national and under the patronage of the 
French government, for the development 
of a rational plan of training in hygiene 
and physical education in France. After 
the armistice the work which the Americans 
of the Young Men's Christian Association 
had begun and had carried so far for- 
ward was reorganized as the Societe des 
Foyers de I'Union Franco-Americaine un- 
der French officers; but Dr. McComber as 
Directeur Adjoint de Sports was still the 
guiding spirit. He was busily engaged in 
all parts of France in organizing exercises, 
games and sports among children, soldiers 
and sailors and in planning the training 
of French athletes to compete at the Olym- 
pic games in Antwerp in August, 1920. A 
part of his work on which he bestowed 
special care and affection was the restora- 
tion of the children of devastated France 
to health and vigor. When Dr. McComber 
took up his work in France he received a 
great inspiration in a great opportunity, 
and he responded with alertness and abil- 
ity and in the spirit of the Master in whose 
name he served. He became a principal 
author of an influence which seems des- 
tined to be permanent and formative in the 
French nation. Many children, and their 
elders, in France are now remembering 
him as their beloved friend and benefac- 
tor. When Dr. McComber came to Union 
College in 1906 to be director of physical 
training his field was a promise. There 
was no material equipment worth speaking 
of, but he brought his real equipment in 
his own expertness as an athlete, his skill 
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character. He had a proper sense of the 
importance of physical training and of 
good habits, and he taught accordingly 
both by precept and example. He trained 
excellent athletes and he inculcated the 
highest ideals of sportsmanship. The 
value of his work was recognized when he 
was promoted to be professor of physi- 
ology and director of physical training in 
1908. The memorial to him at Union Col- 
Ige is the excellent adaptation of the new 
Alumni Gymnasium to its athletic and so- 
cial purposes. The plans for the gymna- 
sium were the result of his careful investi- 
gation and thought. Dr. McComber was 
graduated bachelor of philosophy in 1896 
from Brown University, where he was 
rated as Brown's best athlete. He received 
the degree of master of arts from Brown 
University in 1897. During the summers 
of 1896 and 1897 he studied at the Harvard 
Summer School of Physical Training. In 
1897 he was gymnasium insti-uctor at 
Brown University. From 1899 to 1906 he 
was director of physical training at the 
Detroit University School and during his 
service there he studied at the Detroit Col- 
lege of Medicine, from which he was grad- 
uated doctor of medicine in 1903. Dr. Mc- 
Comber leaves a wife and mother. 

1897 

Russell Hathaway, Jr., has been el- 
ected president of the New York State 
Legislative Correspondents' Association. 
He is the Albany correspondent of the As- 
sociated Press. 

1898 

William Lauder is again the university 
baseball coach at Yale. 
1899 

Byron Johnson Rees, professor of Eng- 
lish literature in Williams College, died at 
Williamstown, Mass., on Feb. 18, 1920. He 
•was the son of Seth Cook Rees and Huldah 
Johnson Rees and was born in Westfield, 
Ind., September 30, 1877. He attended 
school at Vassalboro, Me., and later the 
Friends' School in Providence. He entered 
Brown University in 1895, remaining there 
until 1898, when he transferred to Harvard 
University, receiving the bachelor's degree 
from that institution cum laude in 1903 
and his master's degree, with honors in 
English, in 1904. In April, 1899, he was 
married to Edith Chapin Trafford of Dart- 
mouth, Mass., and he is survived by his 
widow and three children, Edith, Clara and 
Hulda. In 1907 Professor Rees was called 
to Williams College as instructor in Eng- 
lish. In 1909 he was made assistant pro- 
fessor of English and in 1914 became pro- 
fessor of English literature. The year 1910- 
11 he spent at Oxford University on sab- 
batical leave, devoting himself to the study 
of English letters. Professor Rees pub- 
lished an edition of Thoreau's "Walden" in 
1910 and "Nineteenth Century Letters" in 
1919, and at the time of his death "Modern 



American Prose Selections" was in press. 
He was also a contributor to "Dialect 
Notes," being an expert in dialect charac- 
teristics of New England. He was a mem- 
ber of the Delta Psi Fraternity. He was 
also a member of the Saint Anthony Club 
of New York city, the Williams Club, the 
Modern Language Association and the Fac- 
ulty Club at Williamstown. 

Major Warren Bigelow was married, 
Jan. 16, 1920, to Ethelberta Hasbrook of 
Richmond, Va. They will reside in New 
York city, where Major Bigelow has again 
taken up the practice of the law. He was 
discharged from the Army Dec. 26, 1919. 
The last eight months of his service was 
as director of the Re-employment Bureau 
of New York city for ex- Service men. In 
that time the bureau placed 28,000 ex-sol- 
diers and sailors in civil jobs. Major Bige- 
low's address is 50 Pine st.. New York city. 

Thomas H. DeCoudres on Sept. 1, 1919, 
resigned as superintendent of schools in 
Bristol, R. I., to enter the firm of Bos- 
worth Bros., grain, flour, feed, etc., 125 
Elm St., Putnam, Conn. Since leaving col- 
lege he has been principal and teacher, 
West Medway, Mass., Putnam, Conn., 
Southbridge, Mass.; superintendent of 
schools. East Hartford, Conn., Grafton, 
Mass., and Bristol, R. I. 
1901 

John P. Gray, who has recently returned 
from South America, talked on his exper- 
iences there before the Men's Club of Mys- 
tic, Conn., on Feb. 23. 
1902 

Fred H. Gabbi is business manager of the 
State of Maine Centennial, 1820-1920, with 
headquarters at the Portland City Hall. 
1904 

Albert B. West was the Democratic can- 
didate for the vacancy in the Rhode Island 
Superior Court last month against Arthur 
P. Sumner, '85. In placing the name of 
foi-mer State Senator West before the com- 
mittee, as the Democratic nominee, Senator 
Geary of Providence said it was a pleasure 
and honor to present the name of one who 
has not only distinguished himself in schol- 
astic halls but as a member of the General 
Assembly. Senator Geary spoke in lauda- 
tory terms of the record achieved by Mr. 
West while a student at Brown, character- 
izing it as the highest attained in the past 
40 years. 

Married: Guy Blandin Colburn to Caro- 
line Hallowell Smedley at Los Angeles, 
Calif., Sept. 3, 1919. 

1905 

Charles E. Otis passed away at his home 
in this city on Feb. 9, 1920. During his col- 
lege career Mr. Otis was prominent in ath- 
letic work, managing his class football 
team and the 'Varsity hockey team. He 
also served as a member of the Athletic 
Board for two terms and was secretary the 



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last year. He was a leading member of the 
Yacht Club and belonged to the Zeta Psi 
fraternity. Mr. Otis engaged successfully 
in business in this city until the time of his 
death. 

Herbert C. Wells is treasurer of the 
Rhode Island Tuberculosis Association. 

1907 
Alfred H. Gurney, who was during the 
war a special correspondent of the Provi- 
dence Journal, and who also served as a Y. 
M. C. A. secretary in France and in the oc- 
cupied districts of Genhany, addressed the 
University Club, Feb. 28, "on "The Pleas- 
anter Side of War." 

1908 

Captain Norman S. Case of Providence 
has been appointed by Governor Beeckman 
a member of the commission to distribute 
the $2,-500,000 voted by the General Assem- 
bly as a soldiers and sailors' bonus. There 
are two other members. 

Robert T. Burbank has removed his law 
offices to 901-902 Union Trust building. 
Providence. 

The second volume of Howard M. Chap- 
in's Documentary History of Rhode Island 
has been issued. 

1912 
Robert C. Dexter has become general 
secretary of the Associated Charities of 
Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Dexter was for two years 
with the Massachusetts Society for the 
Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and sub- 
sequently for four years was secretary of 
the Associated Charities of Montreal, Can- 
ada. In 1918 he became affiliated with the 
American Red Cross, first with National 
Headquarters and later with the Southern 
Division, organizing and surveying the new 
work being undertaken in the Public Health 
Hospitals throughout the Southeastern 
States. In the Southern Division he was 
also connected with the Department of Mil- 
itary Relief as director of home service in 
the camps and hospitals, which experience 
brought him in contact with the social prob- 
lems as they exist in the South as well as 
in other parts of the country. He is a well- 
known speaker at State conferences of char- 
ities and has written many articles for pub- 
lication. Mr. Dexter has a bachelor's and 
a master's degree from Brown, and took the 
advanced course in charity organization 
methods in the Boston School for Social 
Work. 

1915 
Francis Chapin Breckenridge has been 
appointed an assistant in physics at Har- 
vard College. 

1916 
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Lum Ferris of 
Higlttstown, N. J., announce the birth of a 
son, Frederick Lum Ferris, Jr., on Sept. 
25, 1919. 



1917 
Hai-vey Sheahan, son of the late Dennis 
H. Sheahan, '89, is national secretary of the 
Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. 

Charl es B. Davidson, ex-'19, formerly of 
the Brown 'Varsity nine and the major 
league clubs of Cincinnati and Washington, 
has been engaged to coach the Harvard 
second team. While at Brown, Davidson 
was an All-American selection, playing 
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Anouncement has been made of the mar- 
riage of Lillian L. Davenport to Edwin 
Whittlesey Shore on January 31, in Paw- 
tucket, R. L 

1915 

Helen Earl Potter was married on Feb- 
ruary 12 to Willard Bullock Anthony at 
her home in Natick, R. I. Elsie Potter, 
Brown 1920. was bridesmaid, and Lieuten- 
ant Arthur W. Peace was best man. 
1916 

Marion E. Stark is teaching mathematics 
at Wellesley College. 

Clara Mabel Thompson has received an 
appointment as interne in psychiatry in the 
Johns Hopkins Hospital for next year. 



Convenient to the theatre and shopping dis- 
tricts 

The sort of Hotel guests visit once and 
return to ev^ry time they come to Boston. _ 
In addition to Hotel Service there is the 
attraction of dancing to fine music 

From 6.30 until 12.30 

Boylston Street at Copley Square. 



Cl)e Henox 

In the centre of Boston's Back Bay residen 
tial district 

For many years historical as the stopping 
place for College Teams. The "Old Grad" 
claims it still and so do the undergraduates. 
It's their Hotel. 

Boylston Street at Exeter. 

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Company, either in the main office, or in one of the 
branches, because the office which is most convenient 
to them offers all the facilities of a large banking in- 
stitution. 



BRANCHES 



Pawtucket 
Woonsocket 



Westerly 
Wickford 



Bristol 
Pascoag 



Those desiring Convenient, Safe and 

Progressive Banking Facilities 

can find such at 

THE 



Mechanics National Bank 



Opp. Railroad Station and City Hall 



DIRECTORS 
Charles C. Harrington 
Henry Lippitt 
Herbert W. Rice 
Hugh F. MacColl 
H. Edward Thurston 
E. Tudor Gross 
G. Maurice Congdon 

OFFICERS 
Charles C. Harrington, President 
H. Edward Thurston, Cashier 
Edward A. Havens, Asst. Cashier 



Warren 
Newport 



Platfesftone Canal 
i^attonal Panfe 



20 Market Squart 



Capital Stock $500,000 

Surplus and 

Undivided Profits over $600,000 



ALBERT R. PLANT, President 

HERBERT F. HINCKLEY, Vice-Prksidekt 

CHARLES P. BROWN, Cashier 



Directors 

Herbert F. Hinckley John B. Branch 
Edwin M. Dodd Albert R. Plant 

C. Moulton Stone William A. Viall 

Charles H. Merriman,Jr. Fletcher S. Mason 
Frank O. Field Henry S. Chafee 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



ARTHUR H. BLANCHARD 

Consulting Highway and Transport 

Engineer 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 



ELMER E. SILVER, '85 
General Manager The Union Central Life 

Insurance Company of Cincinnati, O. 
79 Milk St., Boston Telephone 2113-Main 

Abbott, '80 Edwards, '96 

ABBOTT & EDWARDS 

Attorneys at Law 

1117-1123 Federal Reserve Bank Building 

415 Pine Street, St. Louis, Mo. 

Providence 

MENDELL W. CRANE, " 

Attorney at Law 

312 Howard Building, 171 Westminster st., 

Providence 





Good MoYnin<i Cup — 



rich brown, fragrant 
and mellow, free 
from bitterness, and 
with a delicate fla- 
vor all its own—that's 



Autocrat Coffee 



Sold everywhere: In (Cities — in 
the Mountains — By the Seashore. 

BROWN ELL & FIELD CO. 
Providence, R. I. 

A valuable coupon in each can. 

Write for premium list. 





Established 1863 



Elsbree-Valleau Co. 



Fine Hats 
and Furs 



101 We^faninster Street, Providence 



What Cheer 
Printing Company 

Printers and Publishers 

The Only POSTER PRINTING 
Plant in Providence 

46 Chestnut Street 
Telephone 1663 Union 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Edward E. Arnold, Pres. Henry A. Hoffman, Treas. Wm. H. Hayward, Sec'j 



ESTABLISHED 1815 



Arnold, Hoffman & Co. Inc. 



Importers, Jobbers and Manufadurers of 



Indigo, Dye Stuffs, Chemicals 



Providence, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Charlotte, N. C. 



JOHN A. GAMMONS 

171 Westminster Street 



Insurance and 
Surety Bonds 

of all kinds 



Preston & Rounds Co. 

No. 98 Westminster Street 
Providence, R. I. 



Booksellers 
Stationers 



The 
Corlew Teachers' Agency 

RUFUS. E. CORLEW, Prop., Brown '98 
GRACE M. ABBOTT, Manager 



120 BOYLSTON ST., BOSTON 

Telephone Beach 6606 

Send for registration form 

Starkweather & Shepley 

Incorporated 
George L. Shepley, President 

INSURANCE 

Of Every Descriptioa 

Fidelity and Surety Bonds 

17 Custom House Street 
Providence, R. I. 

New York Office, 55 John Street 

Chicago Office, 175 W. Jackson BouleTard 
Boston Office, 43 Kilby Street 

Parii, Frmnoc, OiBo*. M Rue Chaoklkt 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Westmin^er 
Bank 



73 Westminster Street 
Providence 



Arnold B. Chace, President 
Geo. a. Jepherson, Vice-President 
William C. Angell, Cashier 
Benjamin B. Manchester, Ass't Cashier 

Accounts Solicited 

We offer to depositors every 
facility which their balances, 
business and responsibility war- 
rant 



mmi^ 




NationeJ 
Exchange Bank 

63 Westminster Street 
Providence, R. I. 

INCORPORATED 1861 



Capital 
Surplus 



$500,000 
$750,000 



Interest paid on deposits 

■ Certificates of deposit issued 

Travelers' Cheques for sale 
New business invited 



The Merchants 
National Bank 



Providence, R. I. 
20 We^minster Street 



Capital, 
Surplus Earnings 



$1,000,000 
1,250,000 



ROBERT W. TAFT, President 
CHARLES H. NEWELL, Vice President 
MOSES J. BARBER, Vice-President 
FRANK A. GREENE, Cashier 
WILLARD L ANGELL, Asst. Cashier 
HARRY S. HATHAWAY, Asst. Cashier 



Directors 



Drugs 



Chemicals and Medicines 

Electric Batteries 
Invalid Roller Chairs 
Prescriptions a Specialty 



Samuel R. Dorrance 
George M. Smith 
Horatio N. Campbell 
Robert W. Taft 
Charles H. Newell 



William B. McBee 
Everett L. Spencer 
Moses J. Barber 
Frank E. Richmond 
Edward P. Jastram 



Intsrest allowed on Current Accounts 



GEO. L. CLAFLIN CO. 

6« to 64 South Main Street, 
Providence, R. 1. 



BLANDING^S 
Prescription Department 

For over half a century has set a stand- 
ard for reliability that makes it the 
logical place at which to have your pre- 
scriptions compounded. Prices consist- 
ent with the high quality of drugs used. 



BLANDING & BLANDING 

58 Weybosset Street 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



DISTRIBUTORS OF 

VICTOR SPRINGFIELD 

and 

McGRAW 

PNEUMATIC TIRES 

REPUBLIC 
SOLID TRUCK TIRES 



In our Automobile Department we carry 
a Complete Line of Standard Accessories 
and Garage Supplies. 

THE 

CONGDON & r^r\ 
ARPENTER ^vJ. 

PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND 



Providence 
Coal Co. 

Anthracite and Bituminous 

COAL 

Wholesale and Retail 



Central Office, Corner Custom House 
and Weybosset Street. Yard, Cor- 
ner of Dor ranee and Dyer Sts. 

PROVIDENCE, R. I. 



Lehigh Coal 



(Old Company's) 



SAVE YOUR MONEY 
We Sell at White Ash Price 



Rhode Island 
Co-Operative 
Coal Company 

l»S South Water Street. Proridence, R. L 
'Phone Union i06i R. 



The Best 
TONIC 



Horsford's Acid Phosphate is especi- 
ally recommended for the restoration of 
energy and vitality, the relief of mental 
and nervous exhaustion, impaired digestion 
or appetite. 

HORSFORD'S 
Acid Phosphate 

(Non- Alcoholic) 

Is a scientific and carefully prepared 
■preparation of the phosphates, and has 
been found a most valuable general Tonic. 

A teaspoonful added to a glasa of cold 
water, with sugar, makes a d«licioiu 
and wholesome beverage. 



If your druggist can't supply you, tend 
M cents to Rumford Chemical Works, 
ProTidence, R. I., for trial sixe bottle, 
poatace paid. 



IMPORTANT NOTICE 



TO THOSE 



WHO HAVE SENT in coupons for information re- 
garding our Child's Educational Fund. 

THE NUMBER OF Child's Educational Contracts 
which we will assume in any one year is limited. 
December 1st, 1919, we discontinued the further issu- 
ance of this contract for the balance of the year. 

ITS PRESENT DEGREE of popularity leads us to 
conclude that we will discontinue its issuance very 
much earlier in 1920. 

THEREFORE, to those who have communicated with 
us regarding our Educational Fund, we suggest that 
you advise us at once of your decision. 



PURITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 

Clinton C. White, Secretary 
Providence, R. I. 



Printed at the Palmer Press. Providence